Monday, March 26, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 9: IS-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.  

Rune #9: IS


Meanings: Self-aware ego, positive attitude, activity, will, self-domination, influence, magick, personal power, to banish evil. Unity in the universe, duration, magickal powers, action in the cosmos.

IS strengthens the soul-complex by taming emotionally volatile thoughts, as Odin steadies the ship by calming the wind on stormy seas. IS opens the way to mystical powers through self-discipline, removal of dissonant energies and elimination of all that is unnecessary. Use IS to get self-control and clarity of mind, the foundations of all noble Magick.

IS-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, face forward; hold arms vertical, hands touching high above the head.

IS-Rune Mantra or Galdr: i i i i i i i i i / Is Is Is / iiiisssss iiiisssss iiiisssss / is iis isa ich ichheit

IS-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left hand pointing up, fingers flat together, thumb tucked vertical against the edge of the hand. The left hand forms the IS-Rune in profile.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 8: NOT-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.  

Rune #8: NOT



Meanings: The Inevitable, separation, stress, karmic debt, karmic need, but with outlook for change of karma, banishing misfortune by accepting karma & cooperating with karmic law. Decision of the Norns, karma paid for, cause-effect flow.

NOT makes you aware of your karmic pitfalls, and it helps remove bad karma. It leads to realizing one's own flaws and cosmic role in the flow of Wyrd. Meditating on NOT brings awakening and an end to self-harm, hate, suffering and stress. Use NOT to understand your karma and work with it instead of fighting it, and thus get out of negative cycles.

NOT-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, right arm raised up by 30 degrees, left arm point down by 30 degrees.

NOT-Rune Mantra or Galdr: n n n n n n / Not Not Not / na ne ni no nu / not nit nyd naut norn nurnen / [aepandi nam]

NOT-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Index fingers pointing up, right hand nestled over left hand, angled left 30 degrees.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 7: HAGAL-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.  

Previously we looked at the first Six of the 18 Armanen Runes, known together as Yggdrasil's Root of Arising. Now we arrive at the second Six Runes – which form Yggdrasil's Root of Being. Everything in Rune-Magick revolves around the three phases of reincarnation: Arising, Being, and Passing Away [to New Arising].

Rune #7: HAGAL



Meanings: That which cares for, preserves, protects; that which is motherly; wisdom, harmony, salvation, blessing, protects from hail and fire. Eternal change, caring and maintaining principle in the universe, Higher Self, God in us.

HAGAL is the Mother-Rune, from which all other Runes are derived. It is also called Hag-all, All-Hag and All-Hedge – it is the overarching Stave of Protection, against calamities and folly. Within it, the higher self is integrated with the lower. Use HAGAL for self-preservation, self-knowledge, long life, health, worldly wisdom, protection against misfortune, and safety in emergencies and disasters.

HAGAL-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, face forward, arms vertical, hands touching high above the head. Then lower arms to the upper diagonals of HAGAL; then to lower diagonals; then down to the sides; then reverse the sequence.

HAGAL-Rune Mantra or Galdr: ha ha ha ha ha ha / Hagal Hagal Hagal / Hag-all All-Hag All-Hedge / ha he hi ho hu / hag haal halga heil haug


HAGAL-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Hands interlaced, thumbs together, indexes touch vertically, middle fingers angled up, ring fingers pressed down, but straight, against knuckles. The hands form a single HAGAL Rune together.